"A strong relationship drama"
Perhaps it was the death of his beloved grandmother two
months ago that is the impetus for wild Ben Foster to meet
his daughter in Bethlehem, New York. Thirteen years ago,
Berry told Ben she was pregnant. He did what was taught to
him by his parents and left, never looking back. Over the
years his beloved grandmother who always was there for him
wanted to meet her great-granddaughter, but now it is too
late and Ben feels regret for never accommodating her. Ben
wants to become part of Alanna Marie Dalton's life to at
least give her a family heirloom, a locket, deservedly, but
has no idea how to start getting friendly with a twelve
year old he has never met.
Ben takes a job repairing the new home of 24/7
businesswoman Lynda Barone. Surprisingly, the drifter and
the workaholic begin to fall in love, but neither wants
anything permanent or do they? He struggles with his fears
as to how Alanna will react to her biological father
entering her life for the first time.
Best selling author Marilyn Pappano returns to
Bethlehem where she provides her audience with a strong
relationship drama. The story line captivates the audience
as two total opposites fall in love though both realizes
they have no future together. Ben's added woes over his
preadolescent daughter adds realistic depth and is not
neatly baked into a warm pie. Fans of contemporary tales
starring multi-layered individuals struggling with
complicated issues will appreciate GETTING LUCKY.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 28, 2001